Today, the second trailer was released for the upcoming film “Gone Girl,” based on the bestselling book of the same name by Gillian Flynn. The much anticipated December 2014 release follows Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, a man who becomes a suspect in a case pertaining to the disappearance of his wife Amy Dunne, played by Rosamund Pike.
As we have seen many times in the past, films adapted from books often times fail to live up to the expectations that fans of the source material have, but this does not seem to be the case with “Gone Girl.” Judging by this trailer alone, the film looks intense, dark, creepy, and a true contender come Oscar season. Perhaps the most exciting bit from the trailer, is the glimpses we see of Ben Affleck’s performance in the film. Not since “Argo” has Affleck had a film to showcase his acting chops, but it looks like he really knocks it out of the park in this film. He looks hauntingly charismatic, while at the same time possibly psychotic, and extremely deceitful. The trailer really does make you wonder who is responsible for the disappearance of Amy Dunne.
Also the film is directed by legendary director David Fincher, who looks like he has done a great job. The film’s trailer reminded me a bit of other Fincher films such as “Zodiac” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” two long, but slow burning movies that eventually unravel a mystery at the center of the story. The movie also seems to be very bleak and dark, much like nearly every other Fincher film. Not to mention every shot shown of the film seems to be meticulously crafted and put together.
Lastly, Neil Patrick Harris pops up in the trailer as well, in a role that is still relatively unknown, although we do know he had some sort of connection to Amy Dunne. Overall the film can’t come soon enough and looks like it will be a major contender come Oscar season.
Check out the full trailer for yourself below: